As you know, animation does not belong only to children; As Guillermo del Toro would say, “Animation is cinema, animation is not a genre for children, it is a medium”. Honoring the words of the talented Mexican director, we appreciate this film subgenre as it deserves.
In this sense, we invite you to check the following list of 15 animated films starring women, because it is always a good time to indulge in a good afternoon of movies. If you consider that we lacked other tapes with strong female roles, you may find it in this other list.
1. Judy’s zootopia
From the beginning of the film, Judy knows that she is going against a whole system that forces her to remain a cute little farmer bunny, but she has other plans for her life, because she wants to become a police officer. Her story is essential to remind us that no one is in control of our destiny more than us.
2. Anastasia’s anastasia
One of the strongest and most innovative princesses of all, since before the year 2000 she had already given us a story of overcoming and feminine strength that Snow White would already like. Anastasia proves to have the same (or even more) courage and leadership than her male counterparts in the film, which is why she is a worthy representative of all women.
3. Meilin Lee and her friends in Grid
Mei Mei and her group of friends gracefully portrayed what adolescence looks like and the obstacles that come with coming out of childhood. Definitely, Grid It is a film that touched the hearts of many after reminding us that all our stages are dignified and normal, even though we sometimes remember them shyly.
4. Tiana and Lottie’s Princess and the Frog
First of all, the friendship between Tiana and Lottie is a true picture of what sorority looks like. Secondly, Tiana’s story is worth applauding, since she is a protagonist who is fighting for her dreams all the time and who recognizes her value even though others do not.
5. Parvana of the bread of war
A strong but essential story to delve into the reality of Afghan women, who, like Parvana, are often tempted to dress as men in order to survive. This film will leave you with a lump in your throat and a feeling of pride in the brave little protagonist.
6. Mirabelle in Charm
Mirabel spent her entire life thinking that she was not special, since her entire family had a gift that made them different and useful. Still, she did not let herself be outdone and fought until she could unravel her family secrets to heal herself and everyone else.
7.Kida’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire
The quintessential forgotten Disney princess and possibly the most powerful. For some reason, this film is quite undervalued despite having female characters that shine for their intelligence, courage and leading role. Give it a try, you will never regret the time invested.
8. Astrid Hofferson’s How to Train Your Dragon
Astrid is a Viking who is not intimidated by any man, she tries her best to excel and knows when she is surpassed. Furthermore, she is not resigned to only becoming Hiccup’s girlfriend and wife, but rather continues to radiate from her incredible abilities and outstanding intelligence.
9. Captain Amelia of The treasure Planet
Another one ahead of its time and one of the undervalued Disney ones. In this film, extremely interesting characters coexist, but, without a doubt, Captain Amelia stood out due to her leadership capacity and fierce personality.
10. Fiona in Shrek
Even though Fiona was fully capable of getting out of the castle on her own, she wanted to abide by the rules in order to get rid of the curse. Even so, throughout the movie she treasures all of her abilities and realizes that the ogre is a part of her. This film has the beautiful reflection that we must embrace everything that we are, although sometimes it is not the most conventional.
11. Lilo and Nani in Lilo and Stitch
Although we love the story of the furry alien, there is no doubt that the sisterhood of Lilo and Nani could have been the central plot and we would have loved it. It is beautiful to see the bond that unites these two sisters who love each other with all their defects and virtues.
12. Rapunzel in tangled
Rapunzel is proof that we are capable of doing anything even if everything is against us. With this movie we learn that you can always see the glass half full and that we are our best company.
13.Katie Mitchell’s The Mitchell Family vs. The machines
The protagonist of this incredible film is another woman who swims against the current, because although she knows that she is “rare” for her parents and society, she never hides what she likes to do and fights to live her own story.
14. Maria in The book of life
What we love about María is that since she was little she went against the outdated ideas of her father and the community where she lives. Later, when she returns as an adult, she shows that she hasn’t changed. She is an excellent character who teaches us to be faithful to our ideals.
15. Vanellope’s Ralph the devastating
Little Vanellope had to fight to accept her programming error, which everyone pointed out in a negative way, and use it to empower herself. Without a doubt, this is a story that teaches us to embrace our eccentricities and use them to our advantage.